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Endemic and Endangered Woodrat
A unique resident of North Key Largo is endemic, meaning that it is found in the wild only here and nowhere else in the world. A large portion of this area where the endangered Key Largo woodrat lives includes Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park.
Spotlight: Getting to Know Maulik Patel
In this installment of the Biologist Tells the Story series, you'll meet Maulik Patel, environmental specialist at Collier-Seminole State Park. His efforts managing the natural resources at the park include using prescribed fire, controlling invasive plants and animals, and controlling the flow of water through the park.
Restoring Long Key State Park Following Hurricane Irma
After the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017, state parks in the Florida Keys started on the road to recovery. The team pulled together at Long Key State Park to assess the damage and develop a plan to help habitat recovery. In this edition of The Biologist Tells the Story, Biologist Janice Duquesnel tells the story of replanting the park.
Anastasia Island Beach Mouse
Who can you find scurrying among the sacred vegetation of the park’s coastal dunes? Why the endangered Anastasia Island Beach Mouse! Marked with a light buff colored back, pure white underparts, and indistinct white markings on their face, this adorable creature has become this park’s unofficial mascot.
Geology of Devil's Millhopper
Although sinkholes are common in Florida, Devil’s Millhopper is unique because it is one of the few places in Florida where more than 100 feet of geologic rock layers are exposed. The park is also unique because it is an important and beautiful example of how ecosystems develop in response to geological features.
Geology of Silver Springs
Silver Springs offers one of Florida’s premier views of clear groundwater flowing to land surface and an excellent example of the connection between rocks and water over geologic time. More than 30 springs that have been documented in the upper part of the Silver River. These springs emerge from ancient limestone formations that frame the upper part of Floridan aquifer system, which underlies the entire state of Florida.